Holiday gift shopping at Cypress College Art Gallery

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Do you want a handmade, unique christmas gift to give mom this year?

Look no further, Cypress College Art Gallery will be open for students and the public to view and purchase student and faculty art Nov. 25 and 26 at 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Holiday sale will also include artwork by former students, staff and vendors.

 

The annual sale takes place around the holidays. As well as having the options to purchase local artists’ masterpieces,  Kirk Pickler, the art department technician, explained this is often the “first opportunity for holiday shopping.” The artwork is all handmade, one of a kind. “You won’t be able to find anything like this anywhere else.”

This event is not just a way to make money. This art exhibit gives the opportunity for the local artists to get their work displayed and noticed.

Sarah Brecup, art major, was cutting cardboard decorations for the art sale. “Definitely, come and support our local artists, especially the students–great hand-made work.”

Here's an example of an art piece that was for sale at 2012 holiday sale.

Here’s an example of an art piece that was for sale at 2012 holiday sale.

Some of the local vendors that will be showcasing at the event are from Long Beach, Anaheim and Irvine. The artwork, Brecup said, will range anywhere from $5 to $30; “reasonable prices for the students.” Most of the vendors are former students who have been a part of this event in the past. Angeline Ellis, former student, creates folk-like leather work. Her artwork will be displayed at the art gallery for purchase. She will be selling $100 purses, too.

Artists keep 70 percent, said art department administrative assistant, Nadia M. Wallace, , “30 percent of sales raised goes back into the art gallery.”

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